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DR-4394-SC FEMA Hurricane Florence Bucksport Marina Final Public Notice

May 01, 2019


Grand Strand Water & Sewer has applied for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance (PA) Program funding through the South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) as a sub-recipient.

Under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), federal actions must be reviewed and evaluated for feasible alternatives and for social, economic, historic, environmental, legal, and safety considerations. Under Executive Order (EO) 11988 and EO 11990, FEMA is required to consider alternatives to and to provide a public notice of any proposed actions in or affecting floodplains or wetlands. EO 12898 also requires FEMA to provide the opportunity for public participation in the planning process and to consider potential impacts to minority and low-income populations. This notice may also fulfill requirements under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).

Funding for the proposed project will be conditional upon compliance with all applicable federal, tribal, state, and local laws, regulations, floodplain standards, permit requirements and conditions.

Sub-Applicant: Grand Strand Water & Sewer

Project Title: 67827 – Marina (including: Restaurant, Bath House, and Dock)

Location of Proposed Work:

Facility and Address



135 Bucksport Road    Conway, SC



A map showing the location of all properties is available by contacting (Christy Everett, Chief Operations Officer, at 843-443-8293 or [email protected])

Special Flood Hazard Area Zone: This project is for the full repairs of public buildings located in an AE Zone. Confirmation of location in a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) was made by reference to the latest Flood Insurance Rate Map, Panel #45051C0690K. The proposed work conforms to all applicable State of South Carolina and local floodplain regulations. The proposed work will be installed within existing bodies of water but will have no effect on the local floodplain. The proposed work will not take place in a Wetland. There is a potential for the facility to be impacted by similar flooding events due to its location within an AE Zone.

Proposed Work and Purpose:

Grand Strand Water & Sewer suffered damage to park buildings to include, air conditioners, electrical wiring and receptacles, and interior non-bearing partitions and finishing’s and fire extinguishers. Outside there was damage to the dock in the way of damaged boards, railings, gravel and concrete eroding the material. Applicant will remove and replace all damages done to the dock, air conditioners, sprinklers, etc. All repairs will go back in-kind to while using their codes and standards.

Project Alternatives: 

Alternative #1 (no action alternative): The facility is used for recreation. The location has a boating dock and marina built onto the grounds. This structure and the buildings are location dependent, as they must be close to the water to fulfill their function.

Alternative #2: Relocating the structure outside of the SFHA was evaluated. Relocating the buildings would not be feasible due to being location dependent. Furthermore, to move the structure out of the floodplain, would put these structures at minimum of 1 mile away from their current location.

Comment Period:

Comments are solicited from the public; local, state or federal agencies; and other interested parties in order to consider and evaluate the impacts of the proposed project. The comments should be made in writing and addressed to:

FEMA Internal 11988 Reviewer

FEMA Region 4

3003 Chamblee-Tucker Road

Atlanta, Georgia, 30341

Alternatively, comments may be emailed to: [email protected]. Please send comments with the subject line [DR-4394-SC-00282 11988 COMMENT]. Or contact:

Christy Everett

Chief Operations Officer

Phone: (843) 443-8293

[email protected]

All comments are due by no later than 15 days of the posted date of this notice.

POSTED ON: (May 1, 2019)

End of Notice

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